Purification of hard water into drinkable form is one of the most important technologies invented for households. It is one of the most economical and simplest ways to soften water. The water that needs to be softened is first identified (source of the water and what kind of microbes it contains), and then it is treated accordingly. It is either purified or distilled, and the resultant water is free of germs and harmful chemicals. Water purification is almost always effective, but sometimes, there are elements so well dissolved into the water that they cannot be gotten rid of through simple filtration methods.
Thanks to water purification methods advancing rapidly, the membrane technology has taken over the filtration industry. They are even being used in combination with each other. Microbes and pathogens are being killed through membrane technology, and their dead bodies are being removed from the water through filtration. But there are both pros and cons to everything. Water purification cannot completely remove all harmful chemicals and microorganisms from water. Although it renders water fit for drinking, there are downsides to this advanced technology as well. Let’s see the pros and cons of the water purification technology, and water purifiers, in general.
Pros of Water Purification:
- After purification of water has been completed, the unwanted elements (say, chemicals, and dead bodies of microbes) are filtered out through a combined filtering technology. UV technology is used in combination with the UF technology to achieve this level of purification.
- The water, after being passed through a water purifier, is rendered completely consumable and is fit for drinking as well as doing household chores and other work.
- Water purifiers do not need a heavy load of energy consumption to maintain their processes. Some purifiers do not even require electricity! Others like reverse osmosis (RO) technology require electricity but don’t consume a lot of it.
- Unlike the primitive processes of water filtration such as chlorination or sedimentation, which were not only time-consuming, but also unhealthy for consumption, water purifiers are easy to use, quick in their processes, and provide absolutely healthy and drinkable water.
Cons of Water Purification:
- Water purification, although it gets rid of contaminants and microbes easily, there are highly soluble elements that refuse to be removed from the water. Pesticides are an example of one such soluble chemical that doesn’t easily filter out through purifiers.
- Water purifiers need regular and adequate maintenance to keep up their efficiency and the quality of water delivered from them.
- Some of the most advanced technologies like Reverse Osmosis or RO change the taste of water, as it removes even the essential minerals (like calcium, magnesium, etc.) from water that is necessary for the health and body of humans. The deficiency of these minerals can cause various problems in the human body.
Considering that it’s an inexpensive and fuss-free method of obtaining drinkable water, water purifiers are a necessity in households and workplaces. Installing a water purifier at your house will only benefit you.